Thekkady is enchanting as the road winds through tranquill countryside, rich plantations & thick jungles. The sanctuary, 60 km from Idukki, 190 km from Cochin and 114 km away from Kottayam is open throughout the year, but the best season for a visit is from September to March. It is one of the famous holiday destinations in India. Kumily Town, is 4 km away from Thekkady.

Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
The Periyar wildlife Sanctuary at Thekkady is an important tourist attraction. The sanctuary is centered around the large (24 sq km) artificial lake – named Periyar Lake formed by a dam across the Periyar river in the hills of Western ghats and is the finest sanctuary for viewing & photographing Indian wild elephants. Altitude: 900 m to 2000 metres
What to see
Indian Wild Elephants, Sambar, Barking Deer, Wild Boar, Tigers, Panthers, Wild Gogs, Bison, Spotted deerLeopard, Musk deer.
Sightseeing in the Sanctuary
Wildlife can be seen in its natural habitat by cruising on the lake in motorboats. Elephant rides & motorboats can be arranged.


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